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New NCLC, CRL Report Proposes Roadmap for Student Borrowers to Survive the COVID Debt Crisis

2020-11-23T15:13:28-05:00November 23, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2020 Press contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Center for Responsible Lending: Vincenza Previte (previte@responsiblelending.org) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) released a policy report illustrating a path out of the student debt crisis and proposing solutions [...]

CFPB Debt Collection Rule a Mixed Bag for Consumers 

2020-10-30T13:04:44-05:00October 30, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2020 One-Third of U.S. Adults with a Credit Report Have Debt in Collection Washington, D.C. - The National Consumer Law Center, on behalf of its low income clients, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Federation of America, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates, expressed [...]

Report: Which States Put Families at Risk of Poverty During the Covid Crisis?

2020-10-29T14:49:36-05:00October 29, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 29, 2020 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Carolyn Carter (ccarter@nclc.org) Download the full report, state maps and state-specific information: https://www.nclc.org/issues/report-still-no-fresh-start.html Boston – As millions of families suffer job loss or struggle to pay bills during COVID-19, states have an important role in protecting them from seizure of essential wages [...]

New OCC Rule Protecting Predatory Lenders Could Face Legal Challenge

2020-10-27T15:58:01-05:00October 27, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2020 Press Contacts:  Jan Kruse (National Consumer Law Center ): jkruse@nclc.org or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Carter Dougherty (AFREF) carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org Rule that evades state interest rate laws will severely impact low-income and communities of color WASHINGTON, D.C. – The regulator of the nation’s largest banks has finalized a rule that allows [...]

Consumer Groups Take on Facebook at the U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Deluge of Robocalls

2020-10-26T10:29:11-05:00October 26, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Consumer Reports: David Butler (david.butler@consumer.org) Consumer Federation of America: Susan Grant (sgrant@consumerfed.org) National Consumer Law Center, Consumer Federation of America, and Consumer Reports submit amicus in Duguid v. Facebook WASHINGTON, D.C. — Unwanted robocalls invade the privacy [...]

Consumer Advocates Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

2020-10-26T10:13:26-05:00October 26, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org), Ariel Nelson (anelson@nclc.org) or Sarah Bolling Mancini (smancini@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of passage of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The following is the statement of National Consumer Law Center attorneys Chi [...]

New Report: Using Bankruptcy to Discharge Criminal Justice Debt 

2020-10-08T14:40:24-05:00October 8, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Andrea Bopp Stark (astark@nclc.org) DOWNLOAD the report: http://bit.ly/New-Beginning-CJ-Bankruptcy-Debt Boston - A major barrier that keeps people in the United States from successfully reentering society long after an encounter with the criminal justice system is the burden of paying fines and [...]

LDF, ACLU of Michigan, National Consumer Law Center, and Michigan Poverty Law Program File Class Action Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Vision Property Management for Targeting Black Homebuyers in Home Purchase Scheme

2020-09-29T11:02:11-05:00September 29, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2020 LDF Media: Ella Wiley / ewiley@naacpldf.org National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse / jkruse@nclc.org ACLU Michigan: Ann Mullen / amullen@aclumich.org, 313-400-8562 Michigan Poverty Law Program: Lorray Brown / lorrayb@mplp.org Detroit - Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU), [...]

Consumer and Faith Groups to CFPB Director: Stop Letting Industry Violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act

2020-09-24T09:39:13-05:00September 24, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org)  550% increase in credit reporting complaints to CFPB in the past six months Washington, D.C. - A coalition of 21 consumer, faith, and advocacy groups sent a letter today to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy [...]

NCLC Advocates Applaud Schumer/Warren Senate Resolution Calling for $50,000 in Debt Cancellation for 43 Million Student Loan Borrowers

2020-09-17T11:17:19-05:00September 17, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) Boston - Today, Senators Schumer and Warren announced they are introducing a Resolution calling on the President of the United States to take executive action to broadly cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for [...]